Seattle, WA (December 1, 2006)–KCPQ TV, Seattle’s “Q13 Fox” affiliate owned by the Tribune Company, has installed a Solid State Logic C100 Digital Broadcast Console as part of a significant facility upgrade. The C100 satisfies a comprehensive range of criteria for KCPQ, which creates and broadcasts five hours of news each day.
The broadcaster selected the C132 over consoles from several other manufacturers, says Michael Goodman, director of Engineering, Tribune Television Northwest. “I’m a real believer in allowing the operators and maintenance staff to see this equipment first-hand before we make a major purchase,” Goodman noted. “I might buy it, but they’re the ones who will use it and I really need to hear from them. We fell in love with it the first time we saw it. Maintenance people, operators, everybody felt the C132 beat every other console hands down. It’s a performer, a very, very solid machine.”
KCPQ broadcasts Q13 FOX News This Morning, a dynamic, four-hour production that requires the reliability, flexibility and power provided by the C132, Goodman adds. KCPQ creates and broadcasts an additional hour of news every night with Q13 FOX News at 10.
“We do a very, very energetic show, and it’s all over the place,” said Goodman. “The engineers need a tremendous amount of dexterity on that work surface to make the show work.”
Goodman said, “For two years, we had manufacturers come to our facility with their consoles and support personnel. At an NAB convention, I told SSL I needed a console that can recover in less than 30 seconds, end of discussion…I also need a board that’s simple to understand and use…Boy, were we surprised and delighted when we saw the C100. From the moment we saw it, we knew they had absolutely listened to what we had to say.”
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